CAMPUS WORKERS BUILDING POWER AND WINNING CHANGE
PROUD MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
WHO WE ARE
We are the contingent and full-time faculty, graduate workers, staff, post-doctoral researchers, undergraduate workers, and academic librarians who are the backbone of higher education in the US. At a time when corporate interests are overtaking the educational mission of the academy, we are uniting across classifications, campuses, and states to fight back.
By coming together as workers we can take on the administrative bloat, financialization, and casualization of the academy, and end the poverty wages and deteriorating working conditions that come with it.
Join us as we build the power to set industry standards that support academic workers so we can do what we love without struggling to live.
Student debt clinics
Weekly at 6pm CT/ 7pm ET. Free and open to the public.
Student debt repayments are scheduled to resume in October, 2023. As stressful as this is for borrowers, there are new and changed debt relief and forgiveness programs that could very significantly reduce the burden of repayment. The American Federation of Teachers (the union AFTA is affiliated with) is currently running weekly student debt clinics to help our members navigate these changes and get the relief they deserve.
We cannot emphasize enough that these clinics are incredibly helpful. Many members who think they have no options to reduce payments, or that they are already signed up for the best repayment plan, leave with far lower payments or with a shorter path to full forgiveness. Don’t pass up this amazing resource!
NEWS & UPDATES
BECOME A UNION MEMBER
ORGANIZE AT YOUR UNIVERSITY
SUPPORT THE LABOR MOVEMENT
AFT Academics is the higher education associate membership Local of the American Federation of Teachers, the largest higher education union in the United States.
- Work with together and with union organizers to build power and win change.
- Connect to a national network of amazing activist colleagues across the U.S.
- Support the academic labor movement in the fight to build a better, more just academy.